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Engineer Manager

Tampa, FL
January 31, 2014

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Christopher S. Gielow

*** **** ***** **., ***** Fond du Lac, WI 54937

Cell Phone 920-***-****



I am an experienced electronics engineer with an advanced knowledge of

wireless or the radio frequency spectrum. I can design circuits in

analog or digital logic and design full systems. My RF experience

runs the gambit from ULF up to millimeter wave form. I have a degree

in signal intelligence from the US Army's premiere electronic warfare,

military intelligence school in Massachusetts. I have the technical

acumen to understand any electronic circuit or system. I also have an

advanced background in computers and networking. I have held a US

Government Top Secret Clearance with Special Background Investigation.

Here is a brief overview or synopsis of my background:


. Series/Parallel Circuits, Design/Troubleshooting, RL/RC Circuits,

Filters, Solid State Devices, Class A, B, and C Amplifiers, Relays,

Power Supplies, Oscillators, Vacuum Tubes, PCB Design and

Manufacturing, Stepping Motors, EM Clutches, Capacitors, Inductors,

Resistors, Stepping Motors, Electromagnetic Clutches, Transfer

Switches, and Transformers.

Radio Frequency Spectrum

. Wide Band Receivers, Transceivers, Recorders, Modulators, Demodulators,

Antennas, Bands(LF, VHF, UHF, C, X, Ka, Ku & Millimeter), Low Power

Transmitters, High Power Transmitters, Burst and CW, Waveguides, Feed

Horns, 802.11 series, CDMA, GSM, EMC/EMI standards, P2P any frequency,

and Frequency Agile Microwave Systems, GPS/DGPS (for Navigation,

Automation, and Date/Time Synchronization.)


. Series/Parallel Circuits, Design/Troubleshooting Logic Gates, Flip

Flops, Counters, Registers, Decoders, Encoders, Microprocessors, Opto

Sensors and Controls.

Diagnostic Tools

. Analog/Digital/Light/Multi-Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Field

Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Time Domain

Reflectometers, Firebird, Acoustic test


PC Building, Server Building, RAID Array's, Routers/Switches, Designed

several types of networks; LAN, WLAN, WAN, SAN, PAN and their respective

hardware, Microprocessors, Hundreds of cable termination types; Co-axial,

CAT 5&6, Audio, Video and Fiber Optic to name a few.

. Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT

Workstation (3.51/4.0), Windows 7, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows CE

. Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server (3.51/4.0), Windows Server 2003

. Exchange 2003 and 2007

. Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Visio, Office Picture Manager,

OneNote, Groove, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, Word, FrontPage, Streets and

Trips, Silverlight

. Editors- Photoshop, Corel Draw, Corel Paint, Gimp, Cool Edit Pro 1&2,

Adobe Audition, SoundForge, Audacity, Final Cut, CAD

. Anti Virus Software-Norton, Symantec MacAfee (Corp. tier1), AVG, Sygate,

Hijack This,

. Automation-RCS, AXS, OPX, Audio Vault, Simian, SS32/Wide Orbit/Google


. Design/Programming- Active HDL(Verilog/ VHDL), AutoCAD

Senior Electronics Engineer, ECM

Jun, 2009- Present

Design, operations, commissioning and maintenance of access control

systems, fire notification systems, mass notification systems, audio/video

systems, and camera/surveillance systems. My most recent contract was for

the Government of the Middle Eastern Country, Qatar. The commissioning and

testing of the final, IP based mass notification system was my

responsibility. The new DOHA International Airport consisted of each of the

afore mentioned systems and several Cisco 3750 routers. The interconnect

was a mixture of CAT 5&6 cable and multi mode transmission fiber. Many of

the devices on the network made use of POE (Cisco 1300 and 1500) or mid

span injectors for their power sources. LAN, WAN, VLAN and subnet's played

a particularly important role in getting these systems to function

together, yet not interfere with one another. Several forms of bridged

networks devices were used by me to facilitate communications between

different IP schemes yet maintain certain system architecture requirements

and security policies. This system was completely IP based and had 1350 IP

speakers, 925 IP based Microphones, 700 IP based noise detection units, and

thousands of discrete IP audio streams. This was an IED/IP based system. I

am IED /IP certified, Cobranet certified, and Livewire certified. To


. Analyze network data to determine network usage, disk space

availability, or server function.

. Configure and define parameters for installation or testing of

local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), hubs, routers,

switches, controllers, multiplexers, or related networking


. Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or


. Configure wide area network (WAN) or local area network (LAN)

routers or related equipment.

. Website design. (Samples:,

. Evaluate local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)

performance data to ensure sufficient availability or speed, to

identify network problems, or for disaster recovery purposes.

. Audio and video system engineering.

. Install and configure wireless networking equipment.

. Install network software, including security or firewall software.

. Install new hardware or software systems or components, ensuring

integration with existing network systems.

. Can terminate or finish virtually and form of cable of wire.

*References from a former client, Vinit Gupta, are on my LinkedIn website

or are available for your review in hardcopy, if you require it. There are

also several endorsements of my experience, from other past clients and co-

workers, to serve as your professional reference requirement. Please take

the time to review my accolades.

Senior Electronics Engineer, Sovereign City Oct, 2008-

Jun, 2009

Sovereign City Radio, was a professional (not internet based) multi-format

national broadcasting facility. I designed the computer automation systems,

analog systems, digital systems, and AOIP network to deliver professional

quality audio, video, and remote control, via satellite, to local

facilities around the United States. The core network (Cisco 6500 and

3750d), wireless access points (Cisco 1140, and 1250 for my high RF

environments) and wireless transmission points (Mosley and Starlink, as

well as HP Procurve and some others) I designed to ensure port management

restrictions (such as; QOS, IP address broadcasting, and Multicast

traffic.). I designed all Secure Area Networks (Firebox) and Storage

Servers to house the multi-million dollar music and advertisement

libraries, as well as, well known recording artists private audio pieces.

All security (both physical and virtual) were of my design. The physical

card access network (making use of the Cisco 6500 and a different VLAN)

used Homeland Security approved DSX system and Indigo Vision advanced

algorithm cameras and optics. I am Axia/ Livewire (AOIP) Certified and

worked as a consultant for Axia and Telos-Systems as a designer and


*References from my former Manager, President of Sovereign City

Communications, Joe Giganti, are on my LinkedIn website or are available

for your review in hardcopy, if you require it. There are also several

endorsements of my experience, from other past clients and co-workers, to

serve as your professional reference requirement. Please take the time to

review my accolades.

Chief Engineer, Cumulus Broadcasting Sep, 2001-Oct,


I operated and designed 11 broadcast facilities with full broadcast quality

IP based audio, podcasting, and internet based streaming. My primary

function as the Chief Engineer, was design and consolidation of discrete

facilities into a single functioning facility, managing vendors and

contractors, participating in discussions with customers, consultants,

vendors and other dept personnel to ensure project completion. I designed

all aspects of every system. whether analog, digital, or "netcentric".

Security networks, to audio networks, storage networks, and business

networks for accounting and record keeping and Cisco Call Manager and Telos-

Systems 2101 for Phones (VOIP). I used Cisco Catalyst 4948, 2960, 2960s,

3960, and 3750 switches and wireless point to point (Mark 5,8,10 and 12)

and access points(Cisco WAP4410) for all networks. I received an award from

the President of Cumulus Broadcasting (Lew Dickey) for my design,

construction, implementation and commissioning of studio facilities, at the

National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. I received my

certification in Wheatstone AOIP. To summarize:

. Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing

environments including computer hardware, systems software,

applications software, and all configurations.

. Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.

. Design, troubleshoot, and resolve analog systems, digital systems,

audio systems, video systems, hardware, software, or other network and

system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.

. Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect

millions of dollars of music inventory and related data, software, and


. Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus

protection software.

. Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems

and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.

. High power audio and video transmitters, burst format and continuous

wave format.

. Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and

operating system software.

. Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to

be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the


. Confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems.

. Custom electronics engineering, power grid design, backup and transfer

power system design

*References from my former manager, VP and Market Manager, Greg Jessen, are

on my LinkedIn website or are available for your review in hardcopy, if you

require it. There are also several endorsements of my experience, from

other past clients and co-workers, to serve as your professional reference

requirement. Please take the time to review my accolades.

Aside from my computer and network background I have a strong emphasis in

electronic engineering. My skills are:

. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and

equipment to perform engineering tasks.

. Design electronic components, PLC programming, products, or systems

for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific


. Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction,

relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or


. Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss

existing and potential engineering projects or products.

. Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to

determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.

. Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend

repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment,

service, cost, and system capabilities.

. Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for

electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.

. Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers

regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-

service engineering.

. Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to

ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable

codes or regulations.

. Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic

properties used in components, products, or systems to improve

technical performance.

Diagnostic Tools

. Analog/Digital/Light/Multi-Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Field Analyzers,

Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Time Domain Reflectometers, Firebird,

Acoustic test sets, and many forms of hand and power tools.


Electronic Warfare US Army 1989

(Diploma in Electronics-US Army Intelligence School.-Ft. Devens,


Novell Certified Konica Corp.


Computer Network Administration Konica Corp.


Network Based Electrostatic Latent Imaging (6 total) Canon

Corp. 1998

Officer Academy State of WI


Classified Collateral Material Courier (TS) US Army


Certified Network Broadcast Engineer Society of

Broadcast Eng.RC

VOIP/AOIP Certifications Axia/Livewire Telos Systems


Cobranet/GlobalCom IED Systems


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